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Electoral Commission publications (3rd of 3)

Electoral Commission publications

Until 1996, voting in New Zealand was a simple matter of selecting the name of one candidate in single-member constituencies. After the change to mixed member proportional representation, voters had to get used to casting both a constituency and a party vote. For the first elections under MMP, the Electoral Commission mounted publicity campaigns about how the new system worked.

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John Wilson, 'Nation and government - The electoral system', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 August 2022)

Story by John Wilson, updated 1 Sep 2016